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Washington Rock Climbing 


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Welcome to Washington! 

Greetings Washington climbers!

To find a climbing area, first look at the WA state map here to see which section of Washington it likely lies in. Then click on the area (section) at left.

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Weather station 15.1 miles from here

4,543 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',433],['3 Stars',1644],['2 Stars',1712],['1 Star',617],['Bomb',20]
['<=5.6',351],['5.7',320],['5.8',468],['5.9',549],['5.10',1132],['5.11',641],['5.12',272],['5.13',70],['>=5.14',13],['',0],['<=V1',85],['V2-3',307],['V4-5',122],['V6-7',83],['V8-9',53],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',13],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Washington

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Washington:
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 10500'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
North Ridge   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak
Prime Rib of Goat   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 11 pitches, 1300'   Mazama : Goat Wall
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 1200'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Toxic Shock   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Inner Walls : Notch, cave side (SW)
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 2000'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak
The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   Upper Town Wall : Dana's Arch Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
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Featured Route For Washington
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the horn of plenty

Megatherion 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WA : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall
Easy 5.10 climbing leads up to the business--a tough, reachy undercling move to the "horn of plenty" and then some tough moves to gain the vertical finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Washington Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sections of Washington:  OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...
Sections of Washington: OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...
Rock Climbing Photo: Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enchantments
Enchantments
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Prusik Peak West Ridge
Prusik Peak West Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier from the northwest
Rainier from the northwest
Rock Climbing Photo: In the forest. Photo by Blitzo.
In the forest. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left to right. Gibraltar Rock, Ingraham Glacier, D...
BETA PHOTO: Left to right. Gibraltar Rock, Ingraham Glacier, D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier National park, Sunset.
Rainier National park, Sunset.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
Rock Climbing Photo: Vantage
Vantage
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering Guidebook to Western Washington
BETA PHOTO: Bouldering Guidebook to Western Washington
Rock Climbing Photo: Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...
Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...

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By Blitzo
Sep 24, 2006
Washington is an incredibly beautiful state.
The Cascades, with tall volcanoes and tumbling glaciers. The rocky coastline and rain forests. The sprawling orchards of Central Washington, all combine to make this Great state a more than worthwhile place to visit.
By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Sep 9, 2011
They have said it for years "The best climbing in OR. is in Wa.
By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
May 30, 2012
I'm working on adding in Larrabee. Feel free to offer up supplements or alternatives for my horrible directions.
By Dan Bachen
From: Helena, MT
Dec 3, 2012
Just a shot in the dark here but does anyone know of any rock on the East/ South East side of the Olympic Peninsula? Will be back that direction in a month and if the rain breaks it would be nice to get a session in...
By climber57
Sep 21, 2013
Is this a good place to climb mid-summer. Hows the weather around this time? thanks
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 24, 2014
Welcome back to Washington, Beacon Rock.
By Jeff Daniels
Jun 12, 2015
RE:2007 Matt McMurrey post :) - Minihaha is in Spokane Washington. Google maps has the area labeled John C Shields Park. Its north of the Spokane River off E Upriver Drive across the street from Upriver Dam Reservoir. Best place in the area for top rope, also good bouldering. Good training grounds for Mountaineer clubs and easy to get a few climbs in during a lunch break for many in the area.